Professional Trainer capstone Externship

Program Overview

Life Time Academy has created the Professional Trainer Capstone course to provide a unique hands-on educational experience for students who currently hold a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification. Students will gain the necessary real-world practical experience to succeed as one of the industry's top personal trainers.

The focus of this course is on applying the previously learned sciences to functional anatomy, assessments and program design in a practical hands-on training environment to prepare graduates to succeed as Personal Training Professionals. A determination is made after reviewing the student's application and health and fitness industry certifications. Only applicants with current CPT certifications will be considered for acceptance to this program.

The Professional Fitness Trainer Capstone course Certificate of Completion can only be obtained through Life Time Academy and it is the result of a partnership between Life Time Academy and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).

Program Description

The Professional Trainer Capstone course offers an 8-week externship, with the exception of any declared student holidays, totaling 120 contact hours.

Career Support

Life Time Academy includes career support including an interview with Life Time Human Resources (approximately 70% of graduates are hired by Life Time Fitness).

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